Scout Picks

Gameweek 36+ Scout Picks draws on Chelsea and Man City triple-ups

Chelsea and Manchester City are the key teams for Fantasy managers to draw on for Gameweek 36+.

We have included a triple-up from both clubs in our latest Scout Picks selection which, as is usual right now, lines up in a 3-5-2 formation.

This time, we come in well under our budget of £85.0m, with a side costing just £79.4 – good news for those Free Hitting this week.

Goalkeeper

Nick Pope (£5.0m) is the Scout Picks goalkeeper once again as his quest for a first-ever Golden Glove goes on. He still has the highest number of clean sheets this season (14), is joint-top for shutouts kept at home (eight) and, since the Premier League restart has made more saves than any other shot-stopper (23). Meanwhile, Pope faces a Wolves attack in Gameweek 36+ that may have scored three times against a hapless Everton side but still has two blanks in the last three outings.

Defenders

Cesar Azpilicueta (£6.1m) goes into the Scout Picks as a fixture-option rather than a form one, but it’s a home game against Norwich. The Chelsea defence has caused plenty of problems for itself recently but the Canaries have scored just once since the Premier League restart and no longer have an opportunity to stay in the division. Meanwhile, Azpilicueta has three assists since Gameweek 30+.

There is the potential for attacking returns at both ends of the pitch for Lucas Digne (£5.8m) in Gameweek 36+. The Everton left-back is joint-top for chances created among defenders over the last four matches, while Aston Villa have drawn a blank three times across the same period.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.5m) is the first component of our Manchester United double-up ahead of their trip to Crystal Palace. The Red Devils may have been breached in the Gameweek 35+ meeting with Southampton, but they still have two clean sheets from a possible three on the road since the Premier League returned. Wan-Bissaka’s former employers remain incredibly goal-shy at home, scoring just 14 times there this season (worst in the league), while the right-back himself has two assists in his last five outings.

Midfielders

Raheem Sterling (£11.8m) has been in scintillating form since the return of the Premier League. The Manchester City man’s hat-trick against Brighton brings his attacking returns total over the last six Gameweeks to nine, recording 10 points per game in that time. We’re backing Sterling to start against Bournemouth who, despite their big win last time out, still sit in the bottom three for goals conceded since Gameweek 30+ (13).

Despite failing to live up to the Gameweek 35+ hype, Bruno Fernandes (£9.0m) keeps his place in the Scout Picks. He got a much-needed brief rest at the end of Manchester United’s draw with Southampton, so should be ready to start again on Thursday. Crucially, the Portuguese international has produced attacking returns in every away match since the Premier League restart, averaging 12.7 points across the three he has played in that time so far.

Christian Pulisic (£7.3m) looks the most likely Chelsea attacking midfielder to avoid Frank Lampard’s changes to the team following their 3-0 defeat to Sheffield United, which is why he gets the nod for Norwich’s trip to Stamford Bridge. Since the Premier League restart, the American has returned points in every single appearance apart from in Gameweek 35+.

Michail Antonio‘s (£7.0m) four-goal haul at Norwich was by no means a flash in the pan, the fulfilling of promising underlying numbers that earned him a place in last week’s Scout Picks selection. The West Ham midfielder gets back in again for Gameweek 36+ considering he ranks inside the Premier League’s top three for shots in the box, big chances and shots on target over the last four matches, producing a total of seven attacking returns in that time. Meanwhile, Watford are yet to keep a clean sheet away from home since Gameweek 22.

Phil Foden (£5.5m) is likely to be restored to the Manchester City line-up against Bournemouth, as he has started three of the four home matches since the Premier League return as was rested for the 5-0 win at Brighton. The young midfielder has been deadly at the Etihad Stadium too, producing five attacking returns there since Gameweek 30+ and unfortunate not to add to that in the recent win over Newcastle.

Forwards

A little over 60 minutes in each of Manchester City’s last two outings looks to be the precursor to another start for Gabriel Jesus (£9.8m) when Bournemouth come to the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday evening. As is the case with Antonio, the Brazilian sits inside the Premier League’s top-three for shots in the box and big chances over the last four matches.

Chelsea’s poor showing without him against Sheffield United should see Olivier Giroud (£6.7m) come straight back into the team for Norwich’s visit to Stamford Bridge. Ahead of facing such an obliging defence, the Frenchman has three goals in four starts since the Premier League restart.

Substitutes

Dean Henderson (£5.2m) can certainly rack up the save points for his owners in Gameweek 36+. As he prepares to face Leicester at the King Power Stadium, he has made the second-highest number of stops since the Premier League returned, behind only Pope.

Willy Boly (£4.8m) deserves consideration for Gameweek 36+ with a trip to Burnley on Wednesday evening. The Wolves defence remains the best for conceding big chances over the last four, no time allowing fewer than them in that time.

Kortney Hause (£4.4m) and the recently improved Aston Villa defence face an Everton attack devoid of goals right now. The central defender has the second-highest number of shots in the box of any of his team-mates over the last four matches.

Mason Greenwood (£4.9m) remains a decent option for Gameweek 36+ despite his blank last time out. Still offering great value, he could benefit from Crystal Palace’s poor defence as well as Fernandes.

The Captain

Who are the best captain options for FPL Gameweek 36+?

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Because the use of Fantasy Football Scout data is used so heavily in this process, the captain we choose each Gameweek is usually known only to those who have signed up to Membership for the 2019/20 season and revealed to the public only when the deadline has passed.

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2,797 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Gordon Cole
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    On FH and chasing.

    a) Salah, D Silva, Giroud
    b) Fernandes, KDB, Ings

    Pope
    Azpilicueta, AWB, Digne
    Sterling, Pulisic, Antonio, ?, ?
    Jesus, ?
    (Greenwood, Doherty, Kiko)

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      A

    2. V-2 Schneiderlin
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      A

    3. MidTableFantasy
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      I like A, would also consider it with Bruno instead of Salah

      1. Scooby75
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Bruno, Sterling , Ings

  2. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Will end up with the following team if I do Mahrez + Vardy >> Sterling + Giroud. HOWEVER, it leaves the team in a difficult spot for gw37 as chelsea (LiV) and no idea which city assets are going to play and that’s 5 out my 7 attackers.

    Should I just avoid these moves then?

    DDG
    Taa • Doherty • Holgate ----------- Kiko Lamptey
    Sterling • KDB • Bruno • Pulisic --- Guendouzi
    Jimmy • Rashford • Giroud

  3. Gooner97
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Pick one:

    Antonio
    BSilva
    DSilva

    1. Sid07
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Dsilva

    2. Effe
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Antonio

    3. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Dilva

    4. V-2 Schneiderlin
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Antonio (security of start)

    5. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      a

  4. Sid07
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Oh FH
    1) Martial
    2) Antonio

    A) Ings
    B) giroud

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      1b

    2. Krafty Werks
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      2B (if confirmed to start if not then A).

  5. Brakos2k
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Good to go? 1ft...

    Patricio

    TAA Doherty Maguire

    KDB Pulisic Bruno Foden

    Rashford Kane Giroud

    (Mahrez/ Kiko/ Lacelles)

  6. iL PiStOlErO
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 11 days ago

    On FH. Choose cpt:

    A) Sterling
    B) Dilva
    C) Jesus
    D) Pulisic
    E) Willian

    1. AJ24
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      C

    2. Effe
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      D

    3. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      d

    4. Von Lipwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      E for set pieces

  7. jamiejoe
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Flying...

    Who is reading and responding next hour or two?

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Just copy/paste every 15min. Someone will get to you

  8. DantheManinaPan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Dilva Vs KDB Vs Foden.

    The final battle!

    1. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Bring it on

    2. gedda
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      I went Dilva-Jesus-Sterling

      1. iL PiStOlErO
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Same combo here. Like them all more then Foden and also Raz is worth the risk.

        1. Scooby75
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Yep same triangle here too

  9. AJ24
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Play one

    A. Rashford
    B. Greenwood

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      A

  10. Nightf0x
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    martial bruno antonio salah
    pick 2 for FH team ?

    1. AJ24
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Bruno. Antonio.

      1. Heiro
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        If chasing yep

    2. Effe
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Martial
      Antonio

    3. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Martial, Salah

    4. Krafty Werks
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Bruno Antonio

  11. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    For FH (pretty much Scout Picks otherwise):

    1) Trent, Willian, Dilva

    2) Boly, Salah, Foden

    1. AJ24
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      2

  12. Mr. O'Connell
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Anyone still rocking Vardy AND Jiminez?

    1. Sarri-ball
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      im keeping vardy till end still alot 2 play for golden boot and chalps league

    2. juho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      I am, but I've activated FH

    3. Von Lipwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Yep. benching Greenwood

  13. Sarri-ball
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    This week Mane or d.silva?

    Currently have mane but tempted to swap to d.silva to get augbam next week
    Or save swap
    Get silva/augbam next week

  14. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    KDBs EO last GW was 97%. What do you think his EO will be this GW?

    With FH's flying around and people falling over themselves to sell him ahead of BOU and not many (if any) C's on here...

    Over or under 100% EO?

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Surely under

      Which is great for us owners if he starts

    2. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      70's

      1. Philip Jones's Diary
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        He has my C

  15. V-2 Schneiderlin
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Pick 2 of these:
    A. Ings
    B. Giroud
    C. Vardy

    1. Effe
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      A and B for this week

      1. V-2 Schneiderlin
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        thanks

      2. MidTableFantasy
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        This

    2. Gooner97
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      AB

    3. Krafty Werks
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      AB

  16. Pringle
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Anybody starting Holgate in here?

    1. Arctic monkeys
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Iam

    2. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      nah 1st sub

      playing maguire azpi doh

    3. Sarri-ball
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      yeah

      1. Pringle
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        You think he will play?

  17. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    I am leading mini league by 55 points

    only 3 gws left

    A) Captain Sterling
    B) Caprain Pulisic
    C) go safe with Bruno

    no chips left all of us..me, both no.2 and 3

  18. KUNingas
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Which one for two GWs

    A) Digne (AVL, shu)
    B) Antonio (WAT, mun)

    1. Hect.OR 98th
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      B

    2. Effe
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Antonio

  19. KLOPPTOMANIA
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Any changes to FH team- bit template?

    Pope
    AWB Digne Azpi
    Pusilic[c] Sterling Bruno Antonio Dilva
    Jesus Giroud

    (Martinez, Greenwood, fodder). 2.6itb

    1. gedda
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Mirrored. Let's hope this works.

  20. Kun Tozser
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Mahrez > Dilva -4 madness?

  21. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Are we even going to know the Chelsea striker before the deadline?

    (truly not sure how that timing works out)

  22. 50mildownthedraintonymartia…
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    not sure about wan bissaka on FH, one of his worst games last night, looks really tired, and 3 day turnaround going up against zaha.

  23. Ciarant20
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    These transfers look good? Any suggestions?

    Ryan
    TAA Doherty Saïss
    Martial KDB Mane Son Bruno
    Jimi DCL Greenwood

    KDB, Son and Jimi — Sterling, Pulisic and Ings -4?

    ML leader has Jesus and Ings.

  24. waltzingmatildas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Decided on mahrez to foden.
    Captain
    A) bruno
    B) pulisic
    C) foden

    1. Ciarant20
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Puli

    2. JurgenRocks
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Bruno

  25. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Typical FPL, been terrified of Pulisic for weeks and calling him all the names under the sun like Diver, Gobsh1te etc. Tonight he will be my hero lol...

  26. WZRD542
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    STERLING TC ???
    Someone please talk me out of it

    1. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      I won't last week

      1. WZRD542
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Is this a yes or no ?
        Mr Wild Rover

  27. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Bottomed...

    Pope
    TAA Doherty Azpi
    Bruno Pulisic KDB Salah Foden
    Rashford Greenwood
    Martinez Jimenez Justin Gomez

    Any of these look good, or any other ideas?

    A) Jimenez => Giroud (and then to Ings next week)
    B) KDB + Jimenez => Dilva + Jesus
    C) Gomez + KDB + Jimenez => Garcia + Sterling + Giroud (-4)
    D) Gomez + Justin + Jimenez => Lamptey + Pieters + Jesus (-4)
    E) Gomez + KDB + Rashford + Jimenez => Lamptey + Sterling + Jesus + Giroud (-8)

    Good luck all

  28. JurgenRocks
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Digne or Egan?

  29. KICKandRUSH
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Need to defend my pole position and I'm considering a FH.
    Would you try to cover your enemie's teams as best es possible or go for the FFS GW36 FH solution?